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Welcome May! This month we anticipate the completion of the current round of SAGE testing, just as we begin to gear up for the graduation of our fabulous Grade 8 students. Summer-time will soon be here!
News & Announcements
Posted: May 01, 2015
May 4th - SAGE Testing continues
May 1 - School Community Council meeting 9:00 a.m. @ CLC
May 4/8 - Teacher Appreciation Week: A big THANK YOU to the PTA!
May 8 - Parent Meeting @ CLC @ 9:00 a.m.
May 14 - Terrific Kids Banquet 11:30-1:30
May 15 - MESA Physics Day @ Lagoon
May 15 - Parent Meeting @ CLC @ 9:00 a.m.
May 15 - Parent Meeting at CLC @ 9 a.m.
May 21 - Last week of SAGE testing
May 21 - Multi-Cultural Night 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium - $1 admission fee
May 22 - 25: NO SCHOOL
May 26/27 - SAGE MAKE UPS
May 27: Spring Music Concert 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
May 27 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon @ the CLC
May 29 - Monster Piano Concert 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
May 29 - Parent Meeting at CLC @ 9 a.m.
June 1 - YTY Field Trip @ Great Salt Lake
June 2 - Awards Assembly 8:30 - 11:30
Posted: Edited May 4, 2015
Dear Parents and Glendale Community Members:
Whichever assessment they are involved in, we want Glendale students to do their best work and show what they know!
Please encourage your son or daughter to work hard, be at school on time and on-task in their classes. The study habits which they develop in school, will help your son or daughter be prepared to successfully graduate university and enter the workforce.
What are the SAGE tests?
Starting last spring, the State Board of Education required all Utah students, beginning in the third grade, to take new state tests. The tests, called SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence), are designed to measure more challenging state standards in mathematics, English language arts, and science.
They are completely different from former statewide tests. Therefore,SAGE and CRT results cannot be compared.
Please keep in mind:
- SAGE testing is a completely new platform with a dramatic increase in rigor and expectations for students.
- Although SAGE scores are anticipated to be lower, we want you to know schools and teachers are working diligently to prepare students to meet the new rigorous requirements.
- Salt Lake City School District schools and teachers are making plans to share individual student results with parents and help them understand the new tests and reports.
- Teachers will be sharing individual student reports with parents sometime during the next few weeks.
We encourage families to visit the following sites for more information, sample test questions, or for resources to support student learning.
- The SAGE Portal Resources: http://sageportal.org/resources/
- The Utah State Office of Education SAGE Communication website: http://www.schools.utah.gov/assessment/SAGE-Communication.aspx
- The SAGE Training Tests: http://sageportal.org/training-tests/
- Elementary Math: http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/mathelem/Resources.aspx
- Elementary English Language Arts: http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/langartelem/Resources/Parent-Student.aspx
- Secondary Math: http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/mathsec/Web-Resources.aspx
- Secondary ELA: http://schools.utah.gov/curr/langartsec/
- Science: http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/science/default.aspx
2015 Pacific Islander Student Association Awards Night
Posted: DateFebruary 3, 2015
The Pacific Islander Student Association (PISA) held its Polynesian Awards Ceremony in the Glendale Auditorium on January 29th at 6pm. Hundreds of friends, family and well wishers gathered to recognize the achievement of Glendale students who have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above, are on the Honor Roll or High Honors Roll for the second term. The award ceremony was followed by musical performances by the Wolfgramm sisters and a potluck dinner featuring delicious Pacific Island dishes. The event, organized and presented by Ailine Lao, Dane Hess and Elizabeth Tabish (Pacific Islander Student Association Advisors) and Akesa Fuapau and Sulieti Matelau, Parent Liason at Glendale Middle School, began with a special guest speaker Big Buddah from local TV station FOX 13, who praised and encouraged the efforts of Glendale's Pacific Island students.
UDOT Road Construction Update
Posted: Edited May 8, 2015
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has begun pavement rehabilitation along Redwood Road (S.R. 68) from 2100 S to California Avenue (1330 S) in Salt Lake City. The project will replace asphalt, improve drainage, add or replace pedestrian ramps, curb, gutter, and sidewalk in various locations. A Salt Lake City water line will also be replaced. The project will improve active transportation options with new bike lanes and improved sidewalks. This project is scheduled to complete in late 2015. Redwood Road may be reduced to one lane in each direction from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Expect some congestion and take alternate routes when possible.
Project impacts will include intermittent single lane restrictions in each direction between 2100 S and California Ave throughout the project duration. Expect traffic congestion and delays. Redwood Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Consider alternate routes.
Other project impacts include traffic shifts, night work and access limitations.Local residents and businesses may experience noise, dust, and vibration during the day and at night.
1300 South Bridge Closure
The 1300 South Bridge Rehabilitation Project will close 1300 South from 500 West to 700 West, from March 2015 until Autumn 2015.
The purpose of the construction is for
▪ Major bridge rehabilitation including full deck replacement
▪ Bridge widened three feet
▪ Other needed structure repairs and improved seismic performance
▪ Improved pedestrian and bicycle safety/access
▪ New signal and intersection improvements at 1300 South and 700 West
Parents and community members are advised to make plans for alternate routes around the construction area.
For further information please click here
Posted: May 5, 2015
AVID Awareness Assembly
On Tuesday February 24th 2015, Glendale Middle School held an AVID Awareness Assembly to highlight the phenomenal achievements of the students in its AVID program, and to introduce potential new AVID students to the advantages of the program.
The assembly began with Glendale administrator Marissa Zuchetto citing the importance of the program and its potential to offer Glendale students choices that would affect them positively far into the future:
"100% of our Grade 8 AVID students have been admitted to college already - that really speaks to how great an impact the AVID program can have on Glendale students lives."
Following Ms. Zuchetto's introductory remarks, a lively program led by AVID coordinator Dorrie Hamik, which included student talks, music and video presentations was delivered throughout the morning to 6th and 7th grade student audiences.
The event was hosted by Glendale's AVID team; Dorrie Hamik, Robyn Munro, Jen Swift, Jennica Paterniti, Susana Amezcua and Eddie Valenzuela.